A Collective Noun For Cranes

A Collective Noun for Cranes

A collective noun for cranes


No matter

But, assert themselves they do

Erect and in

Full view

Of me and you.

Clanging and clambering about

We hear a shout!

Of riggers at their toil.

So many of our dwellings now

Are assembled by these cranes

They rise above our plains

Monuments to man-made cities.

But, nature is still here

Pooling lest we fear

That we are left

To our constructions


And think that our world begins

And ends

With us


A collective noun for cranes

Could be


By a pool

Lest we fool


That nature



Simon C.J. Falk 25 February 2019


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Author: simonfalk28

Country lad, Focussing on verse.

2 thoughts on “A Collective Noun For Cranes”

  1. Hi Simon – love the cranes and there are lots around … but I saw one driver at work on the Crossrail project in London .. .incredible control was needed – I now highly rate the drivers. But how much wildlife we ‘evict’ with our building works is another matter – but we seem to be more aware of the need to help and rectify land … a bevy of cranes, but a field of waterbirds …
    Thanks for promoting Project Why as well as #WAWTB – cheers Hilary

    1. Thanks so much, Hilary. Yes, the musings on collective nouns can be quite good fun. I seemed to start with the mechanical cranes and then the stream of consciousness went elsewhere. It was a lovely day here too. Not to hot or cool.

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